By Claude Debussy / arr. Andre Caplet, Hubert MoutonItem: 36-A713502
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Originally written in 1908 as a "Little Suite" for piano, CHILDREN'S CORNER was dedicated to Claude Debussy's (1862-1918) daughter, Claude-Emma: "To my beloved little Chouchou with the tender excuses of her father for what follows below." Captivated by his daughter's wonderment and fascination with various toys and dolls in her playroom, Debussy aimed to emulate both the experience of being young and the nostalgia of watching his daughter explore and play. Each movement was titled, in English, after one of Emma's toys. An immediate and enduring success, the work has been arranged a great many times for a variety of instruments and ensembles over the years, including an orchestration by Andre Caplet. This second suite for small orchestra by Hubert Mouton is based on the Caplet orchestration and includes the following three movements: 1. Jumbo's Lullaby, 2. The Snow is Dancing, 3. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum. Instrumentation: 18.104.22.168: 22.214.171.124: Perc(1-2): Str (9-8-7-6-5).